A guest blogpost by Jessie on how strength training has made her pregnancy easier and her shift in her mindset from focusing on the scale to enjoying lifting and mastering strength lifts to make her body better.
The importance of developing strong kettlebell swings can often get overlooked in favour of other more advanced kettlebell moves. Strong kettlebell swings not only build a solid foundation for other kettlebell ballistic moves it also can be an extremely effective exercise for fat loss and developing athleticism. And here are the 10 Rules that will make your swings stronger and better.
Deep Bodyweight Squat commonly known as the “Third-World Squat” is often overlooked although there is very high value doing it and it can have great impact on fitness, strength and fat loss. To learn more why you should do it and how to do it, click here.
Done enough sit ups and crunches? In fact, sit ups and crunches have never being proven to reduce tummy fat despite all the abdominal muscle soreness and will not develop a highly functional core. According to Dr Stuart McGill, the primary function of the core is resist motion. And here is the top 5 core building and abs strengthening exercises to resist motion and build you strong ab muscles.
When it comes to lifting heavy things and building strength, it is often perceived as things reserved for younger people who wants to be buff. The truth is having a respectable level of strength is for everyone and has many advantages such as improved performance of everyday task and improved posture. The most important of all is its anti-ageing effects. And the process of undergoing a well-planned strength training programme will have a positive impact on overall health and physical shape. In our 12-week Stronger For Life Challenge, one of our proud members, Coral Carter, became much more stronger and fitter after 12 weeks and ended up swinging the 24kg kettlebell.
One of the most common reasons why people never got fitter, stronger and lose more body fat is not moving well enough. To start improving movement quality, you need to start with movement patterns and not get too fancy. And here are the 5 basic functional movement patterns that we recommend anyone to start with.
One of the most common problems many people fail to make progress in their kettlebell training or, more accurately, fail to develop strength from the use of kettlebells is not focusing on mastering the 3 basics kettlebell lifts. And the 3 basic kettlebell lifts are kettlebell swings, goblet squats and Turkish Get Up. Although these 3 kettlebell exercises are basic, they are not exactly easy but certainly can help anyone lay a solid foundation in the use of the kettlebell and be a major component of a solid strength & conditioning program. In fact, most people can perform just these 3 exercises for overall health and fitness for a long time without doing anything else.
One-arm kettlebell swing has been described by strength guru Pavel Tsatsouline as seriously “anti-fragile” in his landmark book Kettlebell Simple & Sinister. Swinging the kettlebell off one hand comes with an asymmetrical loading that wants to forcefully twist your body to one side. And it takes a focused, determined and strong individual to resist the “twist”. What’s the big deal with this “twist” you may ask? This “twist” not only requires “packing of the working shoulder”, it adds an “anti-rotational” demand to the core muscles to resist rotation by “bracing” for stability in the spine.
When it comes to running, I have never understand why people people do it for the purpose of fat loss. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against running. We all should be able to run because it is certainly a very fundamental human movement we should be able to perform. And if you enjoy running…
If you have been exercising for awhile for weight loss and seems to have try everything from distance running to kettlebell training and the fat seems too stubborn to leave you, maybe there is a few truth about fat loss no one is telling you that you should know now. Having trained many people, who had failed to lose the stubborn fat, now successfully lose fat and gain fitness at Get Results PT through one-on-one PT and our Stronger For Life 12-weeks Challenge, we can’t helped but noticed that there is a few things about fat loss that stick out.
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